Yeah, I looked at buying a real quality hand saw/guide system but even if I could make it approach the quality of a mediocre contractor saw I still wouldn't be able to do edge routing (half cuts) as cleanly and accurately as I could with a table saw. I'm hoping to get edges clean, smooth and straight enough on my aluminum stock so that only edge filing is required.
Thanks for the link. It sounds like you're saying the accuracy of the TS2400 is as good as the TS3650 and that they have the same calibration adjustments, correct? Why would aluminum cutting void a warranty on a table saw? It seems to me to be a perfectly legitimate material if industry standard saw blades are made for this material.